Gala 2017

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, the Norton Museum of Art held its annual gala in celebration of the first year of active construction for The New Norton expansion project designed by Foster + Partners. The Gala also signaled the opening of the Norton’s sixth annual RAW (Recognition of Art by Women) exhibition.  Hosted by the Norton Board of Trustees, the construction-themed evening of cocktails, dinner, and late-night dancing raised more than $650,000 in support of Museum exhibitions and programs. 


Event Hosts: Board of Trustees 2016/2017

Harry Howell, Chairman
Dick Barovick    
Ruth Baum        
Randi Bitove      
M. Diane Bodman          
W.L. Lyons Brown, Jr.    
Jane Carroll        
Howard Cox      
Peter Cummings              
Gail Engelberg  
Phil Geier, Jr.    
Bruce Gendelman          
Pamela Goergen            
Nicki Harris
Ronnie Heyman
Michelle Jacobs
Irene Karp
Dr. Henry Kaufman
Jane Korman
Arthur Martinez
Gil Maurer
Carlos Morrison
John F. Niblack
Jerry Pearlman
Joey Pearson
Anne Reyes
John Richman
Ralph Saltzman
Jean Sharf
Anne Smith
Larry Sosnow
Debbie Stapleton
Kemp C. Stickney
Bob Stiller
Robbi Toll
Simone Vickar
Hope Alswang, Executive Director and CEO 

Gala Committee

Randi Bitove
Lori Gendelman
Nicki Harris
Michelle Jacobs
Jane Korman
Anne Reyes
Robbi Toll

Thank You


Ann and Gil Maurer        
Anne Berkley Smith        

Grand Benefactor

Jane Carroll and Leo Arnaboldi  
Mike and Julie Connors
Lori and Bruce Gendelman        
Nicki and Ira J. Harris      
Dorothy and Sidney Kohl              
Anne and Chris Reyes  
May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc. / Beth Rudin De Woody and Firooz Zahedi            
Christine and Bob Stiller


Gail and Al Engelberg    
Gilbane Building Company          
Barbara and Harry Howell          
Henry and Elaine Kaufman          
Jane and Leonard Korman          
The Leonard and Judy Lauder Fund        
Heidi and John Niblack  
Joey Pearson    
Kerry and Simone Vickar Family Foundation        

Grand Patron

Diana Barrett and Bob Vila          
Randi and John Bitove  
Ambassador and Mrs.  W. L Lyons Brown              
Howard Cox      
Pam and Robert Goergen            
Joseph and Michelle Jacobs        
Jim and Irene Karp          
Michele and Howard Kessler      
Jeff and Nicola Marcus  
Liz and Arthur Martinez
Robert Nederlander and Lynn Foster      
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Saunders III            
Jean and Fred Sharf        
Ellen and Larry Sosnow
Ambassador and Mrs. Craig R. Stapleton
Kemp and Edith Stickney            
Eddy and John Taylor III


Christina and Robert C. Baker
Joan and Richard L Barovick
Doreen and Gilbert Bassin
Jill and Jay Bernstein
Wilma and Stuart Bernstein
Penny and Harold Blumenstein
Stanley and Roberta Bogen
Nancy Brinker
Eilzabeth Chase
Julie and Peter Cummings
Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg
Gerald and Sandra Fineberg
Julie and Phil Geier
Peter and Barbara Georgescu
Myrna Ruden Haft
Harriet and Ashley Hoffman
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Johnson
Fran and Ed Kittredge
Roberta and Paul Kozloff
Nancy and Jeffrey Lane
Joan and Charles Lazarus
Ellen and Irwin Levy
Phyllis and William Mack
Sondra and David Mack
Beverly J. Meyers
Pauline Pitt
Lyn M. Ross
Deborah and Chuck Royce
Judith P. and S. Lawrence Schlager
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Snyder
Norma and Bill Tiefel
Bruce and Robbi Toll
Liza and Stephen Wainger

Proceeds from this event benefit the Museum’s exhibitions and public programs.
For questions contact (561) 832-5196 x1118

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